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Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2008-Read Write Web

” 8. AdaptiveBlue

Disclosure: AdaptiveBlue’s founder Alex Iskold is a feature writer at RWW.

AdaptiveBlue are makers of the Firefox plugin, BlueOrganizer. As we wrote in January this year, the basic idea behind BlueOrganizer is that it gives you added information about webpages you visit and offers useful links based on the subject matter.

Over the past year the company has been working on a new product, called Glue. Launched last month, Glue is a more social networking oriented version of BlueOrganizer – it connects you to your friends based around things like books, music, movies, stars, artists, stocks, wine, restaurants, and more. We think the company has diversified smartly in 2008, by integrating social networking and mobile functionality into its products.

9. Zemanta Zemanta is a blogging tool which harnesses semantic technology to add relevant content to your posts. While it didn’t make either of our ‘Semantic Apps to Watch’ lists in November, a number of commenters pointed it out as something they use. In September we covered a major upgrade to Zemanta’s service, allowing users to specify the sources they want to see in the suggestions list that Zemanta provides. Users can now incorporate their own social networks, RSS feeds, and photos into their blog posts.
Disclosure: AdaptiveBlue’s founder Alex Iskold is a feature writer at RWW.

AdaptiveBlue are makers of the Firefox plugin, BlueOrganizer. As we wrote in January this year, the basic idea behind BlueOrganizer is that it gives you added information about webpages you visit and offers useful links based on the subject matter.

Over the past year the company has been working on a new product, called Glue. Launched last month, Glue is a more social networking oriented version of BlueOrganizer – it connects you to your friends based around things like books, music, movies, stars, artists, stocks, wine, restaurants, and more. We think the company has diversified smartly in 2008, by integrating social networking and mobile functionality into its products”…. <More>

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Gartner’s Top Ten Disruptive Technologies to 2012

“According to Gartner, within the next five years, information will be presented via new user interfaces such as organic light-emitting displays, digital paper and billboards, holographic and 3D imaging and smart fabric. By 2010, it will cost less than US$1 to add a three-axis accelerometer – which allows a device, such as Nintendo’s Wii controller, to sense when and how it is being moved – to a piece of electronic equipment. “Acceleration and attitude (tilt) can be combined with technologies such as wireless to perform functions such as ‘touch to exchange business cards,'” said Mr Cearley

Gartner Fellow David Cearley named the top ten disruptive technologies 2008 to 2012 as:

– Multicore and hybrid processors

– Virtualisation and fabric computing

– Social networks and social software

– Cloud computing and cloud/Web platforms

– Web mashups

– User Interface

– Ubiquitous computing

– Contextual computing

– Augmented reality

– Semantics”…. <More>

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Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

Question: “Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

Part of Answer # 1

“What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

“The big question is – can WiMAX catch up w or replace Cellular adoption and maturity? Intel and Samsung would like to make it the big connect-anywhere feature for new UMPC’s, but I note that for instance Sprint just delayed its planned US rollout – so we have to wait and see.

Korean WiBro is a Govt supported service up and running, and I have heard that Indian operators will now look to WiMAX for gaining cheap RoW into cities and across slums areas instead of trenching-in fiber”….   Via Linked In Answers

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Google’s Android Video Demo

Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz discuss the availability of the SDK, that it will be open source in the future, and demo applications on the Android platform.

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10 Online Operating Systems Reviewed

“While we’re waiting for Google to launch its own Google OS (if the rumours are true, of course), I’ve checked out 10 web operating systems and what they can do. Not many of them feel like finished and fully usable products, but there are some true gems among them.
Admit it: you didn’t think there were that many WebOSes around, did you?”… <Full Article>

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GeneTree: Linkedin FaceBook Style Via Your DNA

A cool website Facebook Style with a DNA Social Networking Twist…..>>

“For a fee of £73, GeneTree will analyse a mouth swab and compare it with the 100,000 DNA samples and 6m ancestral records on its database.

“Suddenly, people are able to find and communicate with relatives they never knew they had from all over the world, and discover their deep ancestral roots.” …. <Article>

Instructions For Collecting Your DNA Sample for processing Via GeneTree

“Please follow these directions carefully:

1.Don’t eat or drink one hour before the sample collection (preferred, not mandatory).

2.Open the GenetiRinse container and pour mouthwash into your mouth. DO NOT SWALLOW.

3.Swish the mouthwash vigorously in your mouth for AT LEAST 45 seconds.

4.Spit the mouthwash slowly back into the container. Tightly replace the lid on the container.

5.Place container in plastic bag with white paper square and seal tightly.

6.Write your name and mark your gender in the proper box of the plastic bag.

7.Place paperwork (signed consent form and 4-generation pedigree*) into the pocket on the back of the bag.

8. Return the bag to the GeneTree box in which the materials arrived. Place the box in the mail within 24 hours of completing the DNA sample. Follow the instructions for re-sealing on the box.

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Web 3.0’s Rich Internet Applications

An excellent article by RIApedia that outlines the increased use of RIAs on the web… “The use of an RIA typically results in higher checkout numbers – in terms of the amount that people buy and the number of people who successfully checkout”… <More>

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